2018 Colour and Design Trends

Your home is a treasured place for living, relaxing and hosting guests. Give it new energy with these trending looks. Lovely lavenders. Move over, millennial pink — this soft shade of violet is the “it colour” this year. Lavenders and lilacs are an evolution of the popular pink, and lend an air of royal sophistication to […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuApr 14th, 2018

Pinterest’s top 10 home interior trends for 2018

As well as being a go-to for fashion fans, Pinterest is a popular haunt for interior design buffs searching for inspiration. In fact, home decoration content is up 75 percent on the social network. Here are the trends in store for 2018 according to Pinterest. Outsized artworks: say goodbye to empty walls! In 2018, walls will be covered with large-sized photo prints and other outsized artworks. Patterned plants: the year's trendiest plants have geometric motifs and touches of color. Metal mix: metal is branching out from basic utensils to become a stylish element of home decor. Copper is matched with pieces in brass or silver. Terrazzo style: often seen in Italian palaces,...Keep on reading: Pinterest’s top 10 home interior trends for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Bots emerge as key tool in customer service — poll

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter CALIFORNIA-BASED communications company, Avaya, revealed key Philippine trends in customer experience in 2018 which highlights the increasing importance of communication tools and technologies in digital transformation. “Businesses in the Philippines understand the importance of good customer experience and the increasing role that communications solutions will play in delivering it,” said […] The post Bots emerge as key tool in customer service — poll appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Bertens powers past Goerges to win Volvo Car Open

By Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kiki Bertens felt fortunate to escape a tough semifinal match with a victory Sunday morning. She wasn't going to let things get so tight later on in the biggest match of her career. Bertens of the Netherlands overpowered Germany's Julia Goerges to cap a long, chilly Sunday at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-2, 6-1 victory for her fourth career WTA title and third of the past 11 months. Bertens made it to the final by outlasting American Madison Keys as the WTA's first clay-court event of the season had to double up on play after rain Saturday washed out most of the semifinals. Bertens was nearly ousted by Keys, saving a match point in the third set before prevailing in tiebreaker, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5). Preparing for Goerges several hours later, Bertens thought, "OK, you could already have lost this morning, so just give everything and try to go for it," she said. "And yeah, now I'm here with the trophy." Perhaps the most important one of the 26-year-old's career. Bertens, ranked 27th in the world, had won titles last May in Nuremberg, Germany and the Swiss Open against fields not nearly as loaded with top players as here. Bertens had gone 0-15 against top-20 opponents in 2018 entering Sunday before defeating Keys (ranked 14th) and Goerges (ranked 13th) in the space of about eight hours. "I'm just so happy and proud, I think, of myself," Bertens said. "It's a great start of the clay court season, and yeah, hopefully still more to come." Goerges figured to be the fresher finalist, needing only about 25 minutes to finish off her semi with Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova, which was tied at 4-all in the opening set Saturday before the rain came. But it was Bertens, ranked 27th in the world, who showed fire and drive on center court in the finals. She broke Goerges' serve twice to take a 3-1 lead and never let up. When Goerges sailed her shot long on match point, Bertens threw her racquet in the air and held her arms up high in celebration of her latest title. Bertens had in Nuremberg, Germany, last May and the Swiss Open in Gstaad last July. But she had a slow start to 2018 with only four match wins before winning all six of her matches here. Bertens, 26, put things away early as she broke Goerges' serve three times to win the opening set 6-2. Bertens had a run of seven straight games before Goerges, urged on by the crowd that may not have wanted to see the tournament end, took a game to delay the celebration. Among Bertens' prizes was two-year use of one of Volvo's luxury cars. The manufacturer is constructing a new auto plant about 25 miles west of Charleston. She got to design her new vehicle on court during the trophy presentation. "It went so fast," Bertens said about the selection. "It was like, 'Oh, what do I want? Can I still change it?' No, but it was really fun." Goerges, who had played crisply most of the week, figured to be the fresher finalist after finishing her semifinal win over Sevastova. But Goerges was beset by uncharacteristic errors that seemed to give Bertens more energy. "I think that semifinal took a lot of mental effort out of me," Goerges said. In the fourth game, Goerges reached the net in plenty of time for a simple drop shot with Bertens back by the baseline but pushed the shot into to the cord on the way to losing her serve. Down 5-2 and serving, Goerges double faulted twice in a row to get broken a final time in the set. Goerges thought she had done well all week finding answers when pressed by opponents. She came up empty against Bertens, however. "But at the end what's counting is that you find a solution to get, yeah, to get going and to get playing well," Goerges said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Conquering Design Trends at Manila FAME

Playing between the lines of marketability and aesthetics, Manila FAME, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, continues its exploration on design trends, the Philippine design identity, and product salability on April 19-21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City. Multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed designer Tony Gonzales will take the helm for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Overtourism and the big chill: travel trends in 2018

BERLIN — The tourism industry is booming as travelers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old favorites. But as industry professionals descended on Berlin for the ITB fair last week, the world’s largest travel trade show, the news isn’t all good. Some of the most popular destinations […] The post Overtourism and the big chill: travel trends in 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Brides in 2018 opting for pantsuits, feathers and Meghan Markle’s favorite designers

Pantsuits, black dresses and feathered accessories are amongst the predicted bridal trends for 2018. The news comes courtesy of the global fashion search platform Lyst, whose 2018 Wedding Fashion Report identify the five key trends we can expect to see in the bridalwear industry this year. The platform found that brides are set to break from tradition in the coming months; at least, if the 113 percent increase in searches for bridal pantsuits and bridal suits over the last year is anything to go by. Wedding dress searches including the words "backless," "sexy" or "nude" have also doubled year on year, suggesting that daring styles are becoming increasingly the norm. Women ar...Keep on reading: Brides in 2018 opting for pantsuits, feathers and Meghan Markle’s favorite designers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

PBA unveils logo for 2018 All-Star Week

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA unveiled its logo for the All-Star week Thursday, March 15, following the league's first-ever All-Star Sketch The Logo contest. John Paul Limos, 25-year old part-time photographer and graphic design artist, bested 44 other finalists in the competition, which had more ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

LOOK: PBA 2018 All-Star Games logo

The entry which prominently displays the three stars symbolizing the Philippines’ three island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, emerged as the winner in the first-ever PBA All-Star Sketch The Logo contest. The winning piece was courtesy of John Paul Limos, a 25-year old part-time photographer and graphic design artist, who bested 44 other finalists who made the final cut-off out of the more than 100 logos submitted by fans and artists. League commissioner Wille Marcial headed the panel of judges also composed of four-time MVP and now Magnolia Pambansang Manok team manager Alvin Patrimonio and PBA Press Corps president Gerry N. Ramos of The winner earns an all-expense paid trip for two (air transfer from Manila-Davao or Iloilo-Manila/land transfer from Manila-Batangas-Manila), hotel accommodation, and full board meals in one of the three All-Star destinations, namely Davao Del Sur, Batangas, and Iloilo. An all-access pass to every 2018 All-Star activity will also be accorded him and his companion to his/her chosen leg, and at the same time, get the chance to interact with players, officials, and league staff and be immersed under the All-Star atmosphere. The three stars prominently displayed above the winning logo suggest the move of holding the mid-season spectacle nationwide in a three-leg series. Just below the stars shows the PBA logo and the words All-Star written in bold letters, while in between are the three provinces hosting the event – Davao del Sur (Mindanao), Batangas (Luzon), and Iloilo (Visayas). The year 2018 is then written across a half shape basketball found underneath the logo. Under the rules, the winning logo will not become a property of the PBA as the artist retains all copyright and may use or reuse their art as they wish. However, the artist grants the league the right to use the image online (website) and across various official PBA social media platforms and merchandise in perpetuity. Marcial profusely thanked all fans and artists who sent their entries. The All-Star Week is slated from May 23 to May 27 pitting Gilas Pilipinas against three teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

The five big trends from Paris fashion week

PARIS — Balaclavas, headscarves, feisty feminism and the warming glow of yellow and burnished gold… We pick out the biggest trends in the autumn-winter 2018-2019 collections as Paris fashion week finishes late Tuesday. 1. HOODS AND HEADSCARVES It used to be that if you wanted to get ahead, you got a hat. But that is […] The post The five big trends from Paris fashion week appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

‘Call of Duty’ 2018 to be ‘Black Ops IV’

NBA star James Harden is helping launch the marketing campaign for "Call of Duty: Black Ops IV" via a baseball cap logo, according to an anonymous source. Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden arrived for the March 6 match against his old team wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with a logo for the new "Call of Duty" game. Wearing a jungle camouflage tracksuit, "The Beard" was also seen topped with a black baseball cap bearing an orange, four-stripe shield design, as seen by the ESPN and NBA feeds. Its styling was comparable to the three vertical bars of 2015's "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", a connection confirmed by one of Kotaku's insider contacts. Eurogamer corroborat...Keep on reading: ‘Call of Duty’ 2018 to be ‘Black Ops IV’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

New flavors and food trends for 2018

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero The emergence of different food concepts every now and then as well as the Philippines’ hosting of international food events such as the World Street Food Congress and the prestigious Madrid Fusion Manila are a testament of how Filipinos are always on the lookout for new flavors and novel gustatory experience. […] The post New flavors and food trends for 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Manila’s top four makeup trends

When one searches for makeup trends in 2018, they are generally based off fashion runways abroad. I saw looks featuring blunt-edged eyeliner instead of the cat-eye flick, blue eyeshadow, glitter and gems around the eyes, and a lot of other high-fashion looks. Pretty to look at and interesting in making statements, but not necessarily wearable [...] The post Manila’s top four makeup trends appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Metrobank Art & Design Excellence launched anew

THE Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) is now accepting entries for its annual visual arts competition, the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE). The announcement was made during the kick-off event of “Art MADE Public” last January 25 at SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.   2018 MADE: Discover For more than 3 decades now, MADE has […] The post Metrobank Art & Design Excellence launched anew appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Fil-Am actresses reap Ovation Awards in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES --- Actresses Deedee Magno Hall and Isa Camille Briones have won the "2018 Ovation Awards" for Lead Actress in a Musical and Featured Actress in a Musical, respectively, for their work in East West Players' staging of the musical "Next to Normal."   Magno Hall and Briones played mother Diana and daughter Natalie, respectively, in the musical---where the mother's mental health conditions affect her family.   The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theater awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area.   Organized by the Los Angeles Stage Alliance, the awardi...Keep on reading: Fil-Am actresses reap Ovation Awards in Los Angeles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Former DLSU Lady Spiker Kim Fajardo seeking help to locate long-lost uncle

A post on Facebook has led former De La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Fajardo to believe that the whereabouts of her long-lost uncle has been revealed.  Monday afternoon, the UAAP champion setter sent out a tweet saying that her uncle, who has been missing for over three decades, has possibly been spotted around Commonwealth, Quezon City, according to a post from the Philippine Trends and news Facebook page.  Unfortunately for Kim and her family, when they headed to Commonwealth to see for themselves, the man was no longer there.  My tito has been missing for more than 3 decades now. This morning, our family saw this on Facebook. Tama name and province niya and kamukha niya relatives ko. Hoping he's my tito. Please help us look for him. Umikot na kami ng Commonwealth earlier pero wala. Thank you so much. — Kim Fajardo (@kimfajardo9) February 5, 2018 Fajardo is now asking help for any leads to the whereabouts of the man, known as "Mang Alfred".  Here's the Facebook post for reference: If you've seen this man or know where he is, please don't hesitate to reach out to Kim Fajardo at @kimfajardo9 on Twitter. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

WATCH: 18 beauty trends for 2018

MANILA, Philippines — This year, having beauty resolutions or taking care more of one's self is among the top resolutions people have, according to the resea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Beauty Inspo: Julia, Kathryn, And Kris Trusted Stylists Pick Their Top Hair Trends For 2018!

Itching to change your 'do? Why not turn to these styles?.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Photic Releases Smart Wi-Fi Audio Processor in CES 2018

Photic (Shenzhen Photic Technology Co., Ltd), a promising new strong force in mobile industry, founded by Mr. Richard Shi (Shi Lichao) with the belief of innovating the traditional mobile accessory line by injecting artistic design and new technology, build up full lines of mobile chargers, wireless audio processor and voice controlled car audio system, all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Outerwear and out there: London wraps up men’s fashion week

Gender fluid clothes, dartboards and bright orange; here are some of the trends and highlights from Men's Fashion Week in London, which wrapped up on Monday: Young talent Organizational reasons kept big names away from this edition --- Burberry presents its mixed male/female collection in February --- so the men's event went back to its roots by promoting young designers. London is the "capital of creativity," said Caroline Rush, the head of the British Fashion, which organizes the showcase. One example is MAN, an initiative by retailer Topman and non-profit Fashion East that helps develop new talent. This year, it supported the London debut of gender fluid design duo Art...Keep on reading: Outerwear and out there: London wraps up men’s fashion week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

This Japanese Brand Has the Perfect Pieces for the Summer and Rainy Seasons

If you're looking to update your wardrobe this new year, look no further. Uniqlo U's spring/summer 2018 is launching later this month, which reinvents the meaning of "everyday basics." According to a press release, the collection "takes the LifeWear range further toward tomorrow by bringing new ideas to design, patterns, fabric development, and sewing techniques." The pieces will mostly come in blue and green hues with red and orange accents. The brand also mentioned that stripes will be a recurring pattern. Another special element is the incorporation of BLOCKTECH in the men and women's coats. This offers water resistance and wind-proofing, and can be worn in any climate. ...Keep on reading: This Japanese Brand Has the Perfect Pieces for the Summer and Rainy Seasons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018